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Name: Neil Webb  
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Date of Birth: 30th June 1963
Place of Birth: Reading
Profession: Footballer
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Neil Webb (born June 30, 1963 in Reading) is a former English football player.

He joined Portsmouth on leaving school in 1979, and later turned out for Nottingham Forest where he developed into a top class midfielder and won the League Cup in 1989 as well as being a regular member of the England team. In the summer of 1989 he joined Manchester United and helped them to win the FA Cup, Cup Winners' Cup and League Cup. But a succession of injuries, and competition from other midfielders like Paul Ince and Bryan Robson, meant that his days at Old Trafford were numbered and he returned to Nottingham Forest in November 1992.

His second spell at Forest was unsuccessful, as he could not win a regular first-team place because of the emergence of other players like Steve Stone and Lars Bohinen. He had a spell on loan at Reading in the 1995-96 season before finally leaving Forest for good in the summer of 1996 and signing for Grimsby Town. His spell at Grimsby was uneventful, and from June to December 1997 he was player-coach of Dr Martens Southern Division side Weymouth.

Since leaving the club, he has only held minor jobs in football, and is now a postman. In 2001 he became manager of Reading Town but left soon after, and can now occasionally be found selling programmes at Reading F.C.'s Madejski Stadium. He also works with The Score in Canada as their English football correspondent for their "Sportsworld" program.

Neil Webb's wife Shelley Webb became a regular "footballer's wife" interviewee on television then became a TV presenter in her own right.

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